The PGA of America and USGA have welcomed Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) as their Official Youth Development Partner in a new five-year mission that will introduce youth nationwide to the game of golf. Through this partnership, PGA Professionals are teaching golf to kids starting at 50 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, including Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley.
Zach Allen from DeBell’s Pro Shop gives advise on putting to this group of kids from the Boys and Girls Club. (Photos by Ross A. Benson)
PGA Professional Scott Scozzola, DeBell Golf Course, welcomed children from the Burbank Club to his facility on Monday, Oct. 8, for a clinic that culminates the PGA Sports Academy powered by UnitedHealthcare program conducted at the Boys & Girls Club.
Scozzola, who has been instructing Club members for the last four weeks at the Boys & Girls Club facility using special golf training equipment, gave participants, many for the first time, the opportunity to experience green grass golf play.
- With this partnership, golf opportunities will be available to Boys & Girls Club members and their families, including special golf fun days at local Boys & Girls Clubs, family days at local courses, invitations to golf clinics and tournaments, and the development of league play. There are 47 cities selected to host these programs, including Burbank.
- Golf training, equipment and instructional support from PGA/LPGA Professionals will be provided through this partnership to help youth build character, develop healthy lifestyles, and learn the game of golf.
- Local PGA and LPGA Professionals will provide the golf instruction to the junior golfers at the facility. The instruction is all part of the PGA Sports Academy powered by UnitedHealthcare curriculum and includes elements of health and wellness with golf-based activities.